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Lonely Man Brought Donkey To Room, Court Told
galwayfirst ^ | 02/21/07 | Unknown

Posted on 03/01/2007 11:15:25 AM PST by Froufrou

A man who was found dressed in latex and handcuffs brought a donkey to his room in a Galway city centre hotel, because he was advised “to get out and meet people,” the local court heard last week.

Thomas Aloysius McCarney with an address in south Galway was charged with cruelty to animals, lewd and obscene behaviour, and with being a danger to himself when he appeared before the court on Friday. He was also charged with damage to a mini-bar in the room, but this charge was later dropped when the defendant said that it was the donkey who caused that damage.

Solicitor for the accused Ms Sharon Fitzhenry said that her client had been through a difficult time lately and that his wife had left him and that his life had become increasingly lonely.

“Mr McCarney has been attending counselling at which he was told that he would be advised to get out and meet people and do interesting things. It was this advice that saw him book into the city centre hotel with a donkey,” she said. She added that Mr McCarney also suffered from a fixation with the Shrek movies and could constantly be heard at work talking to himself saying things like “Isn’t that right, Donkey?”

Supt. John McBrearty told the court that Mr McCarney who had signed in as “ Mr Shrek” had told hotel staff that the donkey was a family pet and that this was believed by the hotel receptionist who the supt. said was “young and hadn’t great English.”

Receptionist Irina Legova said that Mr McCarney had told her that the donkey was a breed of “super rabbit” which he was bringing to a pet fair in the city. The court was told that the donkey went berserk in the middle of the night and ran amok in the hotel corridor, forcing hotel staff to call the gardai.

McCarney was found in the room wearing a latex suit and handcuffs, the key to which the donkey is believed to have swallowed. He was removed to Mill St station after which it is said he was the subject of much mirth among the lads next door in The Galway Arms.

He was fined €2,000 for bringing the donkey to the room under the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837. Other charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: donkey; isntthatrightdonkey; luckoftheirish; mandonkeylove; mrshrek; superrabbit; whiskeytangofoxtrot; wtf
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You can't make this stuff up!
1 posted on 03/01/2007 11:15:29 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: MadIvan; RexBeach; Red Badger; pissant; presidio9; JamesP81; Millee; RockinRight; Shimmer128; ...

Kinky ping!


2 posted on 03/01/2007 11:17:01 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou
he just wanted a little a$$?

Boo. hiss.

3 posted on 03/01/2007 11:19:35 AM PST by Sax
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To: Froufrou

OMG!


4 posted on 03/01/2007 11:20:53 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (RINO = Rudy Is Not Ours! Keep scrubbing, Rudy supporters, the blood won't come off.)
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To: Froufrou
Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837 !!
5 posted on 03/01/2007 11:21:28 AM PST by Sax
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To: Sax

...and he was stubborn as a mule about it.

[/cymbols]


6 posted on 03/01/2007 11:21:44 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Happygal

It's a must ping.


7 posted on 03/01/2007 11:21:49 AM PST by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: Froufrou
could constantly be heard at work talking to himself saying things like “Isn’t that right, Donkey?”

That's exactly how I got fired from my last job too. :O)

8 posted on 03/01/2007 11:21:49 AM PST by jdm
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To: Froufrou

What did the donkey do to the minibar?


9 posted on 03/01/2007 11:22:01 AM PST by najida (On day, a door opens, and you get a chance to start over. But the phone rings......)
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To: najida
What did the donkey do to the minibar?

I'd guess around $900

10 posted on 03/01/2007 11:22:55 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (RINO = Rudy Is Not Ours! Keep scrubbing, Rudy supporters, the blood won't come off.)
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To: Darksheare

I want to meet the idiot counselor.


11 posted on 03/01/2007 11:23:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: Froufrou

Oh my! Under no circumstances do I want to know exactly what he was doing with that donkey while wearing a latex suit...but I have nightmarish visions of the Boy's Town donkey bar.


12 posted on 03/01/2007 11:24:02 AM PST by Kolb
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To: CholeraJoe

you back from ireland yet... ; ) ?


13 posted on 03/01/2007 11:24:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Darksheare

Think he was playing Donkey Kong?


14 posted on 03/01/2007 11:24:36 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: jdm

My firing was kind of similar, I called my Italian born boss a whole lot of italian expletives including "a consumer donkey genetalia". That was qite the CLM (Career Limiting Move).


15 posted on 03/01/2007 11:25:18 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (RINO = Rudy Is Not Ours! Keep scrubbing, Rudy supporters, the blood won't come off.)
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To: Froufrou; eyespysomething
Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837

What was going on in 1836 that made this law necessary?

16 posted on 03/01/2007 11:25:19 AM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: jdm
told her that the donkey was a breed of “super rabbit”

Good Evening. I'm Mr. Shrek, and this here is my super rabbit.

This funny stuff stands up all by itself!

17 posted on 03/01/2007 11:25:31 AM PST by Sax
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To: najida; jdm; Sax

I don't think the donkey was charged with anything. There wasn't any proof or witness to what really happened to the minibar.


18 posted on 03/01/2007 11:26:19 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

In Massachusetts and New Jersey, this is considered a marital honeymoon.


19 posted on 03/01/2007 11:27:59 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Lazamataz
Rough night in Galway, huh?

Just kidding.

20 posted on 03/01/2007 11:28:16 AM PST by 300magnum (We know that if evil is not confronted, it gains in strength and audacity, and returns to strike us)
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To: SittinYonder; Kolb; najida; Sax; jdm

See, that's what I was wondering...that's a long time to have a law like that and I couldn't google it at all, except for this story. I'm thinking this isn't a 'reliable' news source...?

;o)


21 posted on 03/01/2007 11:28:17 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou
McCarney was found in the room wearing a latex suit and handcuffs, the key to which the donkey is believed to have swallowed.

*stunned silence*

22 posted on 03/01/2007 11:28:21 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: SittinYonder; eyespysomething; NYC Republican

Pinging the never-before used "Six Women Ferrying a Donkey" ping list. This isn't six women ferrying a donkey, but it's so darn close.


If you want to be added to the Six Women Ferrying a Donkey ping list, freepmail me. I'm working up a pretty good graphic to go with it. This is a very low traffic ping list.


23 posted on 03/01/2007 11:28:33 AM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: FormerACLUmember; Gay State Conservative

ROTFLMAO!


24 posted on 03/01/2007 11:29:00 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou
...Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837.

So the Tijuana 'shows' were going on back then???

25 posted on 03/01/2007 11:30:11 AM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("There are no stupid questions. There are, however, many inquisitive idiots." - unknown)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I'm not certain I want to know.

"Go out and do something interesting".. I'm quite certain THAT isn't what the guy meant.


26 posted on 03/01/2007 11:30:49 AM PST by Darksheare (She had the face of a trucker. She used it as a purse.)
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To: Froufrou

This is a very poorly written article. Was the donkey male or female?


27 posted on 03/01/2007 11:31:25 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Froufrou
ROTFLMAO!

Hey,why the laughter? A fella's gotta do what he's gotta do!

28 posted on 03/01/2007 11:33:46 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Millee
Men-and-donkeys-gone-wild ping

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29 posted on 03/01/2007 11:33:51 AM PST by jdm
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To: Froufrou

You may be onto something. Convinced the receptionist the donkey was a "super rabbit" ...


30 posted on 03/01/2007 11:34:58 AM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: Froufrou
You can't make this stuff up!

Are you sure?

31 posted on 03/01/2007 11:34:59 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: xsmommy

I go in September.


32 posted on 03/01/2007 11:37:08 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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To: Froufrou

Thomas Aloysius is a dumbass!

Oh wait. That's the donkey, isn't it?

The Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act of 1837? My word, that's pretty particular.

So, do you think the donkey had a single malt from the mini bar, or did it go right for the blended whiskey?


33 posted on 03/01/2007 11:37:15 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Yeah,
but you're a donkey,
you find yourself in room with a crazy human.

And there sits the mini-bar.

I wonder if he was trying to open those itty bitty bottles with his hooves.
34 posted on 03/01/2007 11:37:26 AM PST by najida (On day, a door opens, and you get a chance to start over. But the phone rings......)
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To: CholeraJoe

reserve your donkey from now.


35 posted on 03/01/2007 11:37:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Froufrou
Mr McCarney who had signed in as “ Mr Shrek” had told hotel staff that the donkey was a family pet and ... that the donkey was a breed of “super rabbit”

This guy needs to be writing Hollywood movies.

36 posted on 03/01/2007 11:38:18 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: windcliff

ping


37 posted on 03/01/2007 11:38:47 AM PST by stylecouncilor
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To: Froufrou

"Mr McCarney who had signed in as “ Mr Shrek”"

What name did he resister the donkey as?

DON-KEY-HOLE-TE?


38 posted on 03/01/2007 11:42:08 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

I hate it when that happens. LOL.


39 posted on 03/01/2007 11:46:53 AM PST by patton (Sanctimony frequently reaps its own reward.)
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To: najida

I usually just bite holes in them.


40 posted on 03/01/2007 11:49:04 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (RINO = Rudy Is Not Ours! Keep scrubbing, Rudy supporters, the blood won't come off.)
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To: Sax

"That's no ordinary rabbit..."
41 posted on 03/01/2007 11:49:43 AM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: Froufrou
Thanks for the best laugh of my day. I have to go to the dentist later and I hate him. I wasn't in the best mood. This was a great laugh for me. ~Pandora~
42 posted on 03/01/2007 11:50:38 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: TigersEye

PING


43 posted on 03/01/2007 11:51:09 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: Bigh4u2

That's funnier than Sancho Panza!


44 posted on 03/01/2007 11:51:31 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: pandoraou812

Oh, I should have known you'd not have been offended! Next time I'll ping no matter how silly...


45 posted on 03/01/2007 11:52:50 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

WTF!!!


46 posted on 03/01/2007 11:59:01 AM PST by JamesP81 (Eph 6:12)
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To: Froufrou

Of course I wouldn't be offended. I love pings you send! ~Pandora~


47 posted on 03/01/2007 11:59:49 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: Froufrou
Found this nugget from the comments section at the linked source:

"Let the man who has never been convicted under the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837 cast the first stone."

48 posted on 03/01/2007 12:00:34 PM PST by JOAT
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To: JOAT; pandoraou812; JamesP81

"nugget?" "stone?" What's the matter with me today???


49 posted on 03/01/2007 12:02:53 PM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou
Since no one has done it yet:


50 posted on 03/01/2007 12:03:29 PM PST by DeFault User
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